African Safaris

The Painted Dogs of Africa

African wild dogs, Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana We thought we take a break from our safari travelogue and post an article about the natural history, conservation, and our sightings of African wild dogs, also known as painted dogs.  They are such fascinating and rare animals they deserve a post of their own. The African…

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Moremi Game Reserve and Our First Night in the Bush

Moremi Game Reserve and the Mopane Tongue After finishing lunch and getting back onto the road we headed toward what would be our camping destination for the next two nights, Xakanaxa (pronounced zakanaka).  Xakanaxa is situated in the lush northern region of the Moremi Game Reserve, a unique area made up of permanent delta waterways,…

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Buffalo Safari – Day 1

One of the safaris we offer is the Buffalo Safari and in this and the next several blogs we will discuss GrassTrack’s recent adventures while out on the Buffalo Safari in Botswana. This adventure safari is perfect for those with limited time, but still wishing to visit the best wilderness areas in Botswana. Starting in…

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Maun, Botswana A True Frontier Town

The location of Maun, Botswana in southern Africa and an aerial photo showing Maun along the Thamalakane River Maun, Botswana is a small African frontier town referred to as the gateway to Botswana’s world class safari circuit offering the best wildlife viewing you will ever experience. This dusty town has the atmosphere of a village…

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An Elepant Dies on the Makgadikgadi Pan

After leaving Cape Town, South Africa we traveled by air to Maun, Botswana to prepare for our seven day safari into the Moremi Game Reserve, Savuti Marsh, Chobe National Park, and finishing in Livingstone, Zambia where we visited Victoria Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world. While waiting to start our safari in…

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Cape Town, South Africa a Truely Cosmopolitan City

  The V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background and Capetown and Table Bay as viewed from Table Mountain We started our recent excursion to Africa in Cape Town, a beautiful city with a population of over 3 million people, making it South Africa’s second most populous city and at over 900 square miles…

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